A man sentenced to jail for oversleeping has been cleared by a judge.

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Deandre Somerville, 21, slept through jury duty

last month, with Judge John Kastrenake vacating the contempt of court conviction against the man after hearing a heartfelt letter of apology.

As reported by CNN, the man was sorry for his ''immature decision'' and added: ''Before my hearing, I walked into the courtroom a free man with no criminal record. I left a criminal in handcuffs.''

Somerville - who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison, 150 hours community service and $233 in fines - had no previous issues with the law.

Kastrenake cleared him of the charge, and said there was no need to make an example of him.